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waterish

[waw-ter-ish, wot-er-]
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adjective
  1. somewhat, or tending to be, watery.
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Origin of waterish

First recorded in 1520–30; water + -ish1
Related formswa·ter·ish·ly, adverbwa·ter·ish·ness, noun
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Related Words

adulteratedcutimpairedimpoverishedlightreducedthinwashywatered-downwateryweakwishy-washyattenuatedmoderatedtemperedblanddistastefulflatflavorless

Examples from the Web for waterish

Historical Examples

  • The Sugar peare is an early peare, very sweete, but waterish.

    The Pears of New York

    U. P. Hedrick

  • The blacke Peach is a great large Peach, of a very darke browne colour on the outside, it is of a waterish taste, and late ripe.

  • The Blacke Peach is a great large Peach, of a very darke browne colour on the outside, it is of a waterish taste, and late ripe.

  • If it be passionate it will be yellow; if melancholy, it will be black, and if phlegmatic, it will be waterish and whitish.

  • Lydia Melford is too milk–and–waterish, but the two first–named are drawn with masterly precision and force.

    Tobias Smollett

    Oliphant Smeaton